Dallas Implements Curfew Following Ongoing Protests

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May 31, 2020 - 3:01 pm

    DALLAS (NBC DFW) - Parts of Dallas will be under curfew from 7 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, police Chief U. Renee Hall said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

    Hall said the curfew would last for "several days."

    Protests took place Friday and Saturday in Dallas and have, at times, turned violent and destructive.

    As of 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Dallas police said Saturday night that they had arrested 74 people, including 36 outside City Hall. An additional 27 were arrested on McKinney Avenue, 10 were arrested on freeways, and one at the intersection of Elm and Ervay streets.

    Saturday's protest started with a rally in front of Dallas City Hall. A crowd of about 700 people marched peacefully through downtown before returning to City Hall.

    Later in the night, groups of people split up, with some walking on the highway and others looting businesses and destroying property.

    Read more from our media partners at NBC DFW here.